Michigan dad in poisoning case gets 15-50 years

A Kent County man, who authorities said tried to poison his children with brake and rust treatment fluid, has been sentenced to 15-50 years in prison. Jose Enrique Oliva-Rosa of Wyoming was sentenced Thursday in Grand Rapids. He earlier pleaded no contest to attempted murder charges in the case. During the hearing, Oliva-Rosa told the judge he wanted to withdraw his plea and go to trial. Kent County Circuit Court Judge Mark Trusock refused the request. Defense lawyer Norman Miller said an appeal is planned.
Apr 2, 2011


Authorities said Oliva-Rosa tried to kill his 2-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter in May by forcing them to drink a concoction of brake fluid, rust treatment fluid, cold medicine and ibuprofen. They said Oliva-Rosa also drank the mixture. The children recovered.

— By The Associated Press


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